For a scenic getaway to Lesbos, known as the Emerald Isle, look no further than a holiday in Anaxos. A small resort on the island’s north coast, Anaxos boasts a stunning sand & shingle beach, and is surrounded by beautiful countryside, making it ideal for a restful stay in the Greek Island sunshine. Located just over five miles (9km) south of Molyvos and 2.5 miles (4km) from Petra, Anaxos is within easy reach of larger tourist resorts with a more vibrant nightlife.
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Things to do
There’s no denying that the main draw in Anaxos is its beautiful beach, with its shallow waters, natural shade and secluded coves dotting the coastline. The beach is fringed by tavernas and bars, making it a favourite spot for watching the sun set over the ocean. Pull up a sun lounger and enjoy the beautiful sunshine, or try one of the many watersports – from canoeing, windsurfing, pedalos, snorkelling and diving. If you can bear to pull yourself away from the beach, scenic and historical walking trails wind through the lush countryside.
Places to visit
Anaxos is the perfect base for exploring Lesbos. The Petrified Forest, home to a huge range of fossilised ancient trees, is otherworldly beautiful and well-worth a trip to nearby Sigri. For a thoroughly relaxing experience, head to the hot springs in Eftalou. The springs are said to have healing properties and are sure to be a tranquil experience.